Speedrunning Thread (Take 2) - GOTTA GO FAST

Intelligent Calcium

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Punchy also got banned. He's tweeting up a storm so I'm not gonna archive all the white noise, feel free to check it out for yourself though.

http://archive.md/K7Wvt (confirming the ban)
http://archive.md/WsJPt (whining that people don't care about his feelings, very MovieBob-esque of him)
http://archive.md/hSgxx (someone recounting an experience with Punchy)
https://pastebin.com/DsNY8iC0 / http://archive.md/FMStU (pastebin where he gives his side of the story)

Can't really judge how valid their reasons for banning him are (though I don't think cheese's ban was valid either, for what it's worth), but it definitely couldn't happen to a nicer guy. Apparently he created a hostile atmosphere wherever he went, which doesn't surprise me at all and the fact that he currently tries to turn his toxicity into a joke in an attempt to deflect criticism makes him seem all the douchier. He's definitely the kind of leftist who thinks he can do whatever he wants to people who have been labeled as "bad" and not have any of his behaviour reflect negatively on himself.

But man this is an absolute shitshow, it feels like there are two groups within ESA currently struggling for power, in a "you ban my guy, I ban your guy" kind of way.

ETA: Punchy also deleted the tweet he was banned for (harassing ESA staff), but thankfully SidTheInsane archived it.
 
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Punchy also got banned. He's tweeting up a storm so I'm not gonna archive all the white noise, feel free to check it out for yourself though.

http://archive.md/K7Wvt (confirming the ban)
http://archive.md/WsJPt (whining that people don't care about his feelings, very MovieBob-esque of him)
http://archive.md/hSgxx (someone recounting an experience with Punchy)
https://pastebin.com/DsNY8iC0 / http://archive.md/FMStU (pastebin where he gives his side of the story)

Can't really judge how valid their reasons for banning him are (though I don't think cheese's ban was valid either, for what it's worth), but it definitely couldn't happen to a nicer guy. Apparently he created a hostile atmosphere wherever he went, which doesn't surprise me at all and the fact that he currently tries to turn his toxicity into a joke in an attempt to deflect criticism makes him seem all the douchier. He's definitely the kind of leftist who thinks he can do whatever he wants to people who have been labeled as "bad" and not have any of his behaviour reflect negatively on himself.

But man this is an absolute shitshow, it feels like there are two groups within ESA currently struggling for power, in a "you ban my guy, I ban your guy" kind of way.

ETA: Punchy also deleted the tweet he was banned for (harassing ESA staff), but thankfully SidTheInsane archived it.
Nuggetboy being banned is the most hilarious thing to happen all year in my opinion. Especially after how hard he's been smugging at everyone else getting shitcanned. I don't really know if there's a valid reason for his ban either (Cheese's certainly wasn't), but I'm definitely going to enjoy his sperging.
 

SidTheInsane

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Punchy also got banned. He's tweeting up a storm so I'm not gonna archive all the white noise, feel free to check it out for yourself though.

http://archive.md/K7Wvt (confirming the ban)
http://archive.md/WsJPt (whining that people don't care about his feelings, very MovieBob-esque of him)
http://archive.md/hSgxx (someone recounting an experience with Punchy)
https://pastebin.com/DsNY8iC0 / http://archive.md/FMStU (pastebin where he gives his side of the story)

Can't really judge how valid their reasons for banning him are (though I don't think cheese's ban was valid either, for what it's worth), but it definitely couldn't happen to a nicer guy. Apparently he created a hostile atmosphere wherever he went, which doesn't surprise me at all and the fact that he currently tries to turn his toxicity into a joke in an attempt to deflect criticism makes him seem all the douchier. He's definitely the kind of leftist who thinks he can do whatever he wants to people who have been labeled as "bad" and not have any of his behaviour reflect negatively on himself.

But man this is an absolute shitshow, it feels like there are two groups within ESA currently struggling for power, in a "you ban my guy, I ban your guy" kind of way.

ETA: Punchy also deleted the tweet he was banned for (harassing ESA staff), but thankfully SidTheInsane archived it.
I'll leave the post to which punchy responds to here as well, since Punchy's quotes of it are out of order:
https://pastebin.com/Uwb5khLb (http://archive.md/dm6du) - also source: https://twitter.com/TextorisMelodia/status/1283193473781374976

I guess "entire speedrunning community is autistic" joke, from the outside actually seems real. 🙃
 
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What the hell? I just finished watching one of Punchy's silent hill speedruns and find out he's been banned for being a tard.

Speedrunning community moves too fast for me
 

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Ba-dum-tshc.

But yeah, it is such a lolcow community, but it doesn't seem like any kiwis are interested enough to keep track of it.
I think the problem with the speedrun community is it stays quiet most of the year until a GDQ/ESA happens when there's a spike of drama and then it goes quiet again. Most news involving speedrunners is new world records/personal bests or new strats being being found, not really a lot of incentive to follow everything that closely, really.
 
Ba-dum-tshc.

But yeah, it is such a lolcow community, but it doesn't seem like any kiwis are interested enough to keep track of it.
I think the problem with the speedrun community is it stays quiet most of the year until a GDQ/ESA happens when there's a spike of drama and then it goes quiet again. Most news involving speedrunners is new world records/personal bests or new strats being being found, not really a lot of incentive to follow everything that closely, really.
It''s more that there isn't really a single speedrunning community. But rather every game series sometimes even every game in a series has its own community & these communities don't really interact that much. Also, a lot of the interactions aren't "public" but in discord channels specific to a game/series. And even then cliques inside those channels will have there own channels and drama honeslty is pretty juvenile.
Nowadays streamers try to make their own communities for efame & twitchbux so are only interested in a speedrunning community if they can use it to get more money. That is one of the 2 reasons people attend GDQs and other large events to network and get exposure to grow their "brand". The second reason is for lonely nerds to meet their online friends though I don't know why someone would pay to attend a corporate fundraiser to do that but they do.
Most of the drama you'll see in speedrunning is related to cheating or people in a community just not getting along the latter of which isn't interesting and the former is only interesting to most people if it involves high profile individuals.
 
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Remember Alex? He was responsible for doing the overlays on GDQ. It appears he has quit and has spent the last month or so declining into insanity.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z30Oxg3fr9w

He just @ed various companies he used to work for, including Valve, Blizzard, Twitch and VICE, claiming he is starting a union within each company:
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http://archive.md/gWmsD

Alex has quite a reputable online history. Besides his contributions to a steadily deteriorating speedrun event, he is notable as a former TF2 pro and a coordinator for a charity stream. At some point this year he kinda just switched gears and now makes hundreds of tweets a day on whatever Portland is doing. The volume of tweets is just too much, on top of his vlogs, but maybe someone knows what happened here.
 

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Some more digging today. Alex was fired from GDQ a couple weeks ago, citing "resistance and education" which is probably referring to the protests.
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http://archive.md/a8MA8

"I literally need to dismantle capitalism to save GDQ lmao."
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Alex is a regular protest goer. Here's him at a march in 2018:
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http://archive.md/wip/Jd7qz

Alex has a habit of using "fascist" in his daily vernacular. The guy who took that photograph? Fascist. Everyone looking at it? Fascist.
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Alex constantly complains about getting pepper sprayed at peaceful protests.
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Alex really fucking hates Amazon which ties into that desire to bring down Twitch. He thinks his little peaceful protest is going to bring down a trillion-dollar international conglomerate. He lives in Chicago, which I hear has some protest action but not as much as Portland has had.

(if he posts more funny and less tl;dr, or troons out or something I might start a new thread, because he's clearly tumbling down and produces a lot of content.)
 

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I kinda hate when people just throw the term around, but he does legit come off as a paranoid schizophrenic. He's obviously got delusions of grandure(thinking he can take down all those companies) and is paranoid about people he meets being fascist. Is there time he just posts word salad on twitter that seems like something he would do and would be a pretty clear sign of at least psychosis.
 

SidTheInsane

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